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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,277Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 403

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 403

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Connecticut
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,566 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Connecticut
FUROSEMIDE 659 584 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531 503 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501 479 3 4
LISINOPRIL 487 441 4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 414 399 5 23
TRAZODONE HCL 393 327 6 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389 378 7 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 377 362 8 36
OMEPRAZOLE 346 319 9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 338 325 10 12
SIMVASTATIN 336 308 11 2
MIRTAZAPINE 328 312 12 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 292 252 13 52
JANTOVEN 285 285 14 144
NAMENDA 284 284 15 41
GABAPENTIN 239 192 16 17
SERTRALINE HCL 217 189 17 20
METFORMIN HCL 183 152 18 8
OLANZAPINE 177 138 19 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 162 20 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167 155 21 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 162 22 22
CYMBALTA 161 105 23 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 133 24 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 118 25 6
LEXAPRO 142 132 25 136
FENTANYL 136 133 S2 27 71
LANTUS 134 120 28 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 113 29 5
SEROQUEL 128 115 30 148
LIDODERM 125 116 31 74
PREDNISONE 115 103 32 34
TRAMADOL HCL 113 88 33 28
DIOVAN 113 113 33 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 78 35 64
CLOPIDOGREL 107 100 36 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 94 37 95
KLOR-CON M20 100 78 38 85
NEXIUM 100 98 38 18
CARVEDILOL 100 100 38 32
RANITIDINE HCL 98 80 41 46
ATENOLOL 95 91 42 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 93 43 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 88 43 30
TRAVATAN Z 92 92 45 164
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 91 46 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 81 47 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 82 48 16
NOVOLOG 84 51 49 117
RISPERIDONE 84 50 49 48
PLAVIX 81 76 51 83
CEPHALEXIN 79 67 52 133
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 75 52 173
LATANOPROST 78 70 54 194
DIGOXIN 78 78 54 56
ALLOPURINOL 75 75 56 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 61 57 100
GLIPIZIDE 74 67 57 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 68 S2 57 45
EXELON 72 72 60 114
OXYCODONE HCL 70 62 S2 61 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 51 S3 62 15
PERPHENAZINE 68 33 62 227
TORSEMIDE 67 61 64 195
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 67 64 103
AZITHROMYCIN 65 58 66 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 64 67 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 63 68 196
VERAPAMIL ER 53 52 69 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 48 69 156
CLONIDINE HCL 53 53 69 127
GLUCAGEN 53 14 69 253
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 44 73 149
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 52 44 73 256
DETROL LA 52 42 73 174
SPIRIVA 51 51 76 35
OLANZAPINE ODT 51 51 76 263
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 50 78 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 34 78 119
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.